Monday, October 4, 2010

September 18, 2010 - Homecoming Dance

Brooklyn had her first activity. There was a group of deaf kids from Southern Utah that were set up on dates with hearing kids from around the valley. Brooklyn's date, Tanner Van Komen, is a senior and actually goes to the Tuacahn School of Performing Arts. Even though Brooklyn goes to Hurricane High School, these kids were all invited to attend the Dixie High School homecoming dance.

We had a lot of fun shopping for her dress. She made the comment before we went shopping, "I am a tomboy; I don't like to wear dresses." I informed her that she couldn't wear a basketball jersey to the dance! She actually began to enjoy looking for her girly attire and completed her outfit with a pair of shoes that had a bow on them....she thought they were "soooo cute".

Aunt Ginger was nice enough to come down and do her hair and makeup. She looked beautiful and I think she felt that way too.

The evening began by the kids (and the chaperone, her Teacher for the Deaf, Adam Billings) coming to pick her up at our home at 5:30. We took the obligatory couple pictures here and then they were off.

They went for dinner at the Sky Mountain Golf Resort. Brooklyn, who normally doesn't like "Sunday" food, said the roast beef was the best she had ever had. They had extra time for pictures and to drive a few golf balls.

They then headed over to the dance. They spent time dancing with their dates, with their friends' dates, and with each other.

She arrived home at about 11:30 pm and I, of course, was waiting up for her. I couldn't wait for her to sit down and tell me all about her evening. She said she was too tired and just wanted to get a bath and go to bed. No, no, no, no, no! I would let her do no such thing! She then spent the next half hour recounting the great time she had. Yay, first date down and first date a success!